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Poster: eggagog Date: Aug 15, 2004 8:11pm
Forum: movies Subject: Whats the best format to download for making DVDs?

I assumed it was mpeg2, but things seem to arrive 480x480.
Oh can anyone help me please?

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffakb Date: Aug 16, 2004 12:10am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Whats the best format to download for making DVDs?

Usually where there is an mpeg2 version the intention of the encoder was for them to be made into DVD's. 480x480 is not a legal resolution for a DVD, I can't say I've seen any movies in the Archive like that. Got a url handy?

480x480 mpeg2 is a legal resolution for an SVCD. SVCD basically allows you to put mpeg2 on a CD, and is supported by many but not all DVD players. See Introduction to SVCD (Super VideoCD) for more info.

In general, if you have a video file that you want to put on a DVD you'll have to render it into mpeg2. How this can be done varies tremendously depending on your setup. Some DVD authoring applications do their best to make the process transparent, I take it from your message that your's does not.

You have the added challenge of dealing with either a distorted aspect ratio or black bars, since 480x480 is not a natural camera resolution.

Hope that helps some.

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Poster: A/V Geek Skip Date: Aug 16, 2004 10:03am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Whats the best format to download for making DVDs?

There are some MPEG-2 files from the Prelinger archive that are 480 x 480. Most files are 352 x 480, 704 x 480 or 720 x 480 which are legal for NTSC DVDs.

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Poster: rgs_uk Date: Sep 27, 2004 1:41am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Whats the best format to download for making DVDs?

If you have a movie that is not a legal DVD resolution and you want to resize it, I can recommend one of the modified versions of VirtualDub. Either VirtualDubMod or VirtualDubMPEG2.

Load the movie, add the resize filter and maybe a noise reduction filter. Then frameserve to an MPEG encoder such as MainConcept or TMPGEnc.

http://www.videohelp.com/

Has lots of info.

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Poster: FrancoF Date: Sep 11, 2005 9:00pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Whats the best format to download for making DVDs?

Yes, but... how can I guess the mpeg2 format before downloading it, so I can avoid 480x480 clips? Would be useful to have mpeg2 resolution written somewhere in the move detail page.

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